Marianna is the daughter of Henry Anna E. Rutledge Bohna. She never married. She devoted her life to teaching in Kern County CA schools. Marianna loved to tell stories about her family. "My father Henry was the fifth child of Christian and Polly Bohna. Christian and Polly were from Leipzig, Germany. My mother Anne (or Anna) Eliza Rutledge was also the fifth child of Paschal Edward and Mary Ann, McElroy Rutledge. I am their fifth child."